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Academic Vocabulary: Making it Accessible for Challenged Readers

May 23, 2019 05:00 PM EST - May 23, 2019 06:00 PM EST

The differences in the use of language in books and in conversations can make comprehension challenging for many students.  For example, books have many more rare words than in typical conversations.  Even common words (e.g., force, right) can take on unique meanings in content-area and literary texts.  New insights into the vocabulary of text have resulted from digital analyses of tens of thousands of school texts. Join Dr. Freddy Hiebert, as she explores insights from this work that, when applied in classrooms, can help challenged readers understand how words work, while simultaneously supporting substantial growth in their vocabularies